Eric Abreu
Eric Abreu
Year: 1985-2011
Team: Men's Golf Head Coach/ Men's Soccer Assistant

A member of the Lynn University Athletics family from 1985 until his retirement in 2011, Abreu served as head coach of the men’s golf program from 1993-2005, was an assistant coach with the men’s soccer program from 1985-2010, served as head coach for the women’s golf team from 1992-93 and at the end, assisted with the men’s golf program from 2005-11.  During his time with the Fighting Knights, the Madeira, Portgual, native captured one men’s golf national title, three men’s soccer national crowns and helped two individuals, women’s golfer Genevieve Laverdure and men’s golfer Henrik Nystrom, claim individual national championships.  As head coach of the men’s golf team, Abreu led Lynn to its first NCAA National Championship and started a string of 12 consecutive NCAA appearances for the program.  If that were not impressive enough, Abreu assisted teams recorded 10 Sunshine State Conference titles, 111 All-American selections and countless NAIA and NCAA appearances.   Abreu made his mark as a midfielder playing professional soccer for 12 clubs in 10 different countries, including South Africa, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Japan, Australia and the Philippines during a 21-year period. He also represented Japan and Hong Kong in five all-star matches.